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image SM Adam volume 21/25

Reference number

SM Adam volume 21/25

Purpose

[17] Preliminary design for the sixth scheme, c1777, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan, and elevations of the principal and garden fronts of a building, with a T-shaped central block, with a two-storey, three-bay canted principal front, and a three-storey, seven-bay garden front, with the central three bays forming a circular tower with a conical roof, and the end bays are formed of slightly projecting square towers, and the central block is flanked on the principal front by single-storey, six-bay links with flat roofs, and single-storey, three-bay canted wings, although the principal front of one of these wings is shown as flat on the plan

Scale

not to scale

Inscribed

some rough calculations given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

datable to c1777

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (274 x 170)

Hand

Robert Adam

Literature

King, 2001, Volume II, p. 164
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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